NEW YORK, NY – The excerpt below is from Phil Jackson’s Twitter account this week:
Today’s game vs Cavs gave bb gods heartburn and those that know what “it” takes/means a smh.
— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) February 23, 2015
On the surface, you have to be impressed by Phil’s A.B. (Abbreviation Proficiency). How many guys pushing seventy can articulate in twit-cred, in addition to being a virtuoso of all things Zen???
While many Knicks fans feel betrayed by this organization -yet again, many believe that Jackson has merely begun to paint his next masterpiece for display at MSG. Perhaps Phil is searching for the appropriate pieces of his puzzle to run his Jacksonian Triangle. Cleansing the locker room of the virus of underachievement, including the enigmatic JR Smith, proves that the Stoop Shouldered team President is resolute in his beliefs.
There are those that interpret his latest social media pithy comments as an indictment of Derek Fisher’s band of no-names. I offer to you that after getting a preview of the team that he inherited, Jackson was convinced that stripping the team of everyone other than Carmelo Anthony was the only solution for a positive future. Looking back, nobody is sure why he signed Anthony to such an epic financial contract, other than the belief that his power of Zen will convert Melo from selfish ball chucker to the center of gravity in the Triangle.
While James Leprechaun Dolan prepares for the parade by attacking lifelong fans, Jackson is obvious in his systematic aligning of Jupiter with Mars. His plan is to restore respectability at The Garden. It’s been fifteen years since the Knickerbockers have been playoff relevant and we all know that if you are under forty-five years old, you have zero recollection of Willis Reed and Company, including one Phil Jackson.
Let’s not be delusional New York, the truth is that while many of you believe the Big Apple is the Mecca of Sports, most free agents gravitate towards the teams that are poised to compete for a championship, now.
With Big Blue (2011) and A- Rod’s Yankees (2009) titles becoming just memories, recent history is pointing to the Rangers as the Great White Hope (sorry Mama Blaber) for a ticker tape parade any time soon. College juniors ( well most of them) were not even born the last time Lord Stanley’s Cup was raised on Manhattan Island. In the meantime, the hated Chowda Heads of Boston have celebrated bragging rights in football, hockey, basketball and baseball nine times since 2000. They are now gearing up to make a run at both the Summer Olympics and the Winter Games – if the snow continues!
Back to the Knicks… Carmelo was doing his best to lobby/get potential free agents at the All-Star festivities to feel the vision of Jackson. And before we lose our minds, just remember that the futility has spanned over four decades on the hardwood on Seventh Avenue. As for me, I choose to buy into the mystical dream for another few years!
What do you think? Any thoughts on the flatulation the Celtics laid on the Knicks last night? And Grapefruit League talk is fine, too… one quickie re that: A contrite Alex Rodriguez addressed the issues, kissed some babies and continues his comeback! Exciting?
Come Back tomorrow for a man caught in many a Triangle, Dr Diz.
And now for something completely different:
— Hockey Saves™ (@Hockey_Saves) February 24, 2015